Save he casual hook up has long been associated with American pop culture whether it be In the back seat of a car, underneath the school bleachers, or sneaking in and out of bedroom windows. People love finding creative ways to satisfy the most basic of human urges.
Argentines, however, have created an entire industry dedicated to the "hook up. Given the scenario of young, excitable, often inebriated travelers mixing with attractive foreigners with very little chance of getting caught or consequence back home, temptation abounds. But unlike many Western countries, Argentina embraces sexuality. The problem, is that like many other predominately Catholic countries, it's normal for adults to live with their families well into their mid 20s or until they get married.
Young lovers needed a place for intimacy without the high cost of hotels. So Telos were born of necessity. Why should I visit a Telo? Telos offer a safe and discreet place for lovers to get some privacy. No matter if you just met someone at a hostel, or have been dating for years, a Telo can add some extra "spice" to your evening activities. Most Telos have concealed parking and entrances to protect your anonymity and privacy. The chance of seeing another couple is slim given how compartmentalized everything is.
Lobbies are dim and attendants operate behind privacy screens. There are often menus of sex toys and naughty costumes. Everything is brand new and in comes in its original packaging. Telos are held to the same health standards as any other hotel in Buenos Aires. Once you leave you usually see housekeeping rush right in to clean it for the next guest. All towels and robes come sealed in plastic wrap. How much do they cost?
With hundreds around the city, finding a Telo is quite easy. You book a Telo by choosing a "turn," which can either mean a hour rate although some of the lower end ones also offer them by the hour or overnight which means approximately 10 p. The actual rate depends on many of the same factors as any hotel. Day, location, room type, and one addition, time. How to pick one There are literally hundreds of Telos around the city and choosing one can be difficult, but if you follow a few tips, you'll be sure to have a good time.
The quality of the Telos largely corresponds to where it's located. Choose a place that has pictures on their website to ensure there are no surprises. What you're looking for is modern design and private entrances. Although some have VERY cheesy interiors, the best still come with updated amenities. If it looks like something out of a s horror flick, avoid it. For more information, check out the "official" Telos website http: Benefits to Travelers Picture this.
Check in the next day doesn't open until p. What do you do? Go to a Telo. Telos don't care what you do in the room, sexual or otherwise, as long as you pay. It puts the Holiday Inn to shame and is a heck of a better deal than a hostel. Telos truly are the best-kept secret in Buenos Aires.
Are you ready for a visit?